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Staff charged in inmate death

Two correctional officers and a supervisor at a London, Ont., prison are facing charges in connection with the death of an inmate.

London police say Adam Kargus was killed in his holding cell at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre on Oct. 31 and his cellmate Anthony George was subsequently charged with murder.

Staff and inmates at the prison were interviewed and video from within the institution was also reviewed as part of the police investigation.

Police say it was then determined that a second investigation was required to look into the actions or lack of action on the part of correctional staff leading up to and during the death of the inmate.

Correctional officers Leslie Lonsbary, 47, and Gregory Langford, 55, and operational manager Stephen Jurkus, 52, are each charged with one count of failing to provide the necessaries of life.

The three have been released and are to appear in court on April 15.

 

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